15The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Okay, so maybe this one is a stretch. But Hanks’ brief appearance in The Simpsons Movie remains one of the most memorable parts of a film that that was received with overall praise.
In the film, Hanks skewers his own squeaky-clean public image, appearing on screen
as a disingenuous spokesperson for “the new Grand Canyon.” He introduces himself in the advertisement by claiming the government is “borrowing his credibility”, and tussling a child’s hair on request. He signs off the ad saying “If you’re going to pick a government to trust, why not this one?”
The bit smartly, if predictably, plays off the common perception of Hanks, as a person you would unconditionally trust to watch your kids. His reputation as a political activist and all around good guy, ones that's been firmly established over the years, is sent up very nicely here. The film cements its subversion in a brief post-credits sequence that features Hanks pleading with audiences to leave him be when they see him in public.